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Date: 08/05/2015
Name: David
Email: gwrnut@gmail.com
Location: Brisbane Australia
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Love this website as it brings back many fond memories of growing up in Longbridge, I used to spend most of my spare time trainspotting opposite the Austin Motor Factory, this was during the mid 1950s up to 1957 when we moved to Australia.


Date: 14/03/2014
Name: Brian Slamo
Email: bendyman@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Birmingham
Website:
Message:

In 1960 I left school and started work in the
S & T Dept at New Street Station.
I did 6 months at Soho & Winson Green station then closed to passenger trains, but 1 special stop order was issued for me and the lines man from New Street to Winson Green.
serveral trip were made up the Harborne line, to Harborne station, and round to Perry Bar via Soho Poole. Soho Station was still intact and still had a signalman.
I then transferred into the Locomotive Dept at Saltley. which as a Fireman managed to cover the following lines.
Water Orton - Walsall -Dudley -Stourbridge Loco shed.. Camp Hill line on banker duties Washwood Heath to Camphill.
Longbridge. Central Goods via Five Ways.
Later on ! transferred to Monument Lane.
all diesels>
I had a trip over the Great Central line, which was a DMU but required a secondman because of the mileage.
Llandudno DMU a couple of times.
Regulars to Euston semi locals
London Midland run the same services now.
Next move was the the Dept closed and I was noved to New Street again.then made redundant
GREAT YEARS


Date: 17/10/2013
Name: Nick MACNEILL
Email: mogger12345@aol.com
Location: Eastbourne
Website:
Message:

Great site. Do not know the area, but passed through recently. Fascinating railway history, fascinating site.


Date: 18/06/2013
Name: Tim J Thomas
Email: nogandfrewt@hotmail.co.uk
Location: East Northants
Website:
Message:

I was born and raised in Birmingham (Sparkhill/Highters Heath)and was a train spotter in the days of steam. I remember the old New Street Station and Snow Hill Station. They really messed up big time with both of these of these stations - both are now inadequate and unfit for purpose. I remember going to Saltley station and the steam sheds there. I also remember going to Dudley station to go to the Zoo. I used to go to Hazelwell Station when it was derelict.

I will be very interested to see the videos on the website. Unfortunately, there is not much in the way of photos or videos of the railways around where I now live, and in fact, for some of the long gone lines, I have yet to come across even one photo of anything to do with those lines!


Date: 10/05/2013
Name: David Inman
Email: steamedup@supanet.com
Location: Knutsford Cheshire
Website:
Message:

Thank you for taking an 82 year old back in time,to relive so many memories and an age where things seemed to matter more,fell in love with the premier line many years ago,at that time I never in my wildest dreams could see me on the footplate of a super D,but we had one shedded at monument lane shed,that seemed to spend most of its time at Soho Pool sidings,with a nightly trip to bescot yard and back to the shed to finnish,strange thing about this duty,we were issued with bus tokens,so we could relieve the morning crew,other than walking,there was no other way to get there,except by bus,thank you again and while we have dedicated people who spend many hours searching the past,it will always be with us,Dave Inman,Knutsford Cheshire


Date: 08/11/2012
Name: J T JONES
Email: JTJ1@BTINTERNET.COM
Location: BEARWOOD B67
Website:
Message:

MOST IMPRESSED NICE TO SEE SOME OF THE OLD PLACES AGAIN

THANK YOU AND REGARDS TO ALL


Date: 10/09/2012
Name: Noah
Email: noah@rdlcr.com
Location: Suffolk
Website: www.rdlcr.com
Message:

Thanks for these great pictures - fascinating - keep up the great work :) Noah Young


Date: 15/06/2012
Name: david e townson
Email:
Location: newquay cornwall
Website:
Message:

thank you for this site i keep coming back to it
its great to see photos of my old shed and the surrounding area brings back lots of memories
many many thanks


Date: 03/05/2012
Name: Robin Poulton
Email: mrhapps@hotmail.co.uk
Location: London
Website:
Message:

Hi All,
Great site, was surprised to find out there was a station in Wednesfield where i grew up, anybody got any more pics of it when it was up and running.(death to beeching)


Date: 23/02/2012
Name: Charles Devoy
Email: charlesdevoy@gmail.com
Location: Scotland
Website:
Message:

Hi all at Rail Around Birmingham
Our last meeting was my favorite of all time
Despite my obvious disability I was made welcome
Cheers All
Love Charlie Devoy of Scotland!!



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